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#UMM: Is now a good time to remind everyone that RON JOHNSON is the CHAIRMAN of the Senate Homeland Security Committee...?

You know, the committee that oversees DHS, the department in charge of SECURING OUR ELECTIONS...
#FLAG: In April, Sen. Ron Johnson was confronted about Russian election interference and DHS's primary role in election security and preventing it.

He claimed he cares about Russian election interference, but quickly downplayed it.

"Let's not blow this thing out of proportion."
#NOTE: As Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Johnson has not held a single hearing dedicated to #ElectionSecurity this year.

Not after the Mueller Report.

Not after DHS leadership was gutted.

Not after reports that it's not a priority.…
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This is an excellent example of a state wasting good taxpayer dollars purportedly to secure elections, Indiana might as well flush $10M down the toilet.…
Adding a VVPAT printer to 10% of DREs is beyond foolish. VVPAT's have been found to be unreliable, if not useless, to provide a physical record of voter intent because voters rarely check them. But that's not all. Any reasonable attack could & would avoid the 10% of machines ...
...that have a VVPAT to easily ensure that the attack could not be detected at all. That leaves 90% of machines an attack could manipulate entirely without even the slightest chance of detection. This $10M folly provides absolutely NO security or protections against hacking...
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Wow. #Orwellian #Doublespeak Below @KathyBoockvar claims to be part of a bipartisan effort to improve #ElectionSecurity. Yesterday she released a report re-certifying the #ExpressVoteXL through a secret review that was not open to the public.…
3 good government groups made a joint statement about what a charade this #security review of the #ExpressVoteXL was…
“It is disappointing that @KathyBoockvar decided not to be fully transparent” said @kskoglund Chief Technologist of Citizens for Better Elections. “Every petition for reexamination since 1980 has included a demonstration where the public and petitioners were invited."
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Do you know who oversees Elections in your State?

In 41 states, it's the Secretary of State (#SoS)
And 10 of them are up for re-election.
#ElectionSecurity #VotingRights

#Elections2019 - #KY #LA #MS
#Elections2020 - #MO #MT #NC #OR #VT #WA

THREAD of All Democratic Candidates
All Democratic Candidates for Secretary of State
#Elections2019 in (currently GOP) - #KY #LA #MS
#Elections2020 in (currently GOP) - *#MO #MT #OR *#WA *#WV
#Election2020 Dems in #NC #VT
(*No Dem Candidates YET

KENTUCKY #Election2019
Democratic Candidate #KY Secretary of State
Heather French Henry

vs GOP Michael Adams

Register by October 7.
Application here:…

#SecretariesOfState #SoS

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Excited to announce we have an offer of up to $5,000 in matching funds for $$ raised via our GoFundMe thru the end of Sept! $ raised so far will be included! Thx to those who donated! Can you plz give as much as you can today to support #ElectionSecurity!…
2. Your donation will help me edit/distribute footage of #hackers dominating #election equipment from the @VotingVillageDC at #DEFCON27. #Voting machines & #registration databases from all over US were hacked/ all of it is in use. This port? easy to #hack.…
3. Your donation also supports my writing - like the op-ed I wrote for #TheHill describing what easy pickings our #voting machines are for #hackers.… The piece was shared almost 3k times.…
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So this happened a week ago & it’s getting zero attention—
The 3rd annual hackers convention @defcon @VotingVillageDC

The vulnerabilities found on easily hacked voting machines were astronomical & alarming.

Result—Congress must mandate US election security.

Let’s unwrap this…
2017 was the first year hackers were given free reign to try to hack US voting equipment of all types.

In 2017, Hackers @defcon @VotingVillageDC were able to hack all machines used in the 2016, in as little as 90 minutes.

In 2017, they found a CF card in a surplussed Diebold electronic voting machine (EVM) with active voter rolls from the 2008 election in a SQLite database, plain text.

Folks…this is an alarming example of how secure state’s voting records are:

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Thread 1. !CTA! Tues 8/20 8:30 PM EST Unique Opportunity - call w/ Senator @RonWyden & @HarriHursti To get $600M dollars in #ElectionSecurity funding for cash-strapped states. Sign up for call here:… @StandUpAmerica @secureourvotes @LetNYvote @commoncauseny
2. Read my op-ed @thehill about what I experienced at #DEFCON & the very real dangers we are facing right now in achieving an accurate vote count.… @VerifiedVoting @NEDCDefense @D3P @BrennanCenter @dailykos
3. !CTA! 9/17 there will be a nation-wide action to push for the $600M in #ElectionSecurity funding. Call tonight is to plan for this. Sign up:… Host an event. @StandUpAmerica @peoplefor @emilyslist @LetNYvote @NYDLC @representus @VerifiedVoting
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🚨 For Georgia! If you live in GA, pls sign this FORMAL DEMAND for election-security testing by MONDAY. If you don’t, pls share.

Election officials should NOT certify new voting machines WITHOUT SECURITY TESTING—which is what Brian Kemp did here!
#ElectionSecurity #gapol
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I decided to visit @senatemajldr (also known as #MoscowMitchTraitor ) graveyard to see what #ElectionSecurity bills were in the Senate.

Hold tight. This is going to be one long ass thread.... I would also like to note that not a single Republican has introduced one of these.
S1472 Protecting American Votes

This requires paper ballots and risk-limiting audits in all Federal elections.
S 1540 Elections Security Act - Protect elections by providing finicial support and enhanced infrastructure security

S 825 Protect Our Elections - Requires domestic ownership of election services and election service providers
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The ‘National Journal’ noted that Mike Espy, #MS US Senate Candidate #Election2020-has
liberal social views mixed with his support for cutting the federal budget and protecting Mississippi's defense and agricultural industries.
In 2018, Espy said that he supports free trade.
Mike Espy 🔁#Mississippi US Senate candidate #Election2020-Nov-3.
believes that the decision by Republicans to deny an expansion of #Medicaid is why so many rural hospitals in Mississippi have closed. #MSpol #MS #DemSenate2020 FOLLOW>>@MikeEspyMS
Mike Espy 🔁#Mississippi US Senator #Election2020-Nov-3 opposes a border wall, citing cost concerns.He opposes the Trump administration's family separation policy and said “a solution can be found "with the right combination of common sense and compassion." #DemSenate2020
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😡#MoscowMitch McConnell just went full Kremlin🇷🇺 ! He just accused lawmakers of “hysteria” & “McCarthyism” for wanting to pass #ElectionSecurity🗳 legislation that he is BLOCKING. 😱Republicans’ tactics & language are indistinguishable from Putin’s propaganda poppycock! 🇺🇸 💔
Another reason for #IMPEACHMENT hearings—to have a platform for counter-programming GOP asymmetrical warfare. Trump hijacks media & drowns us in endless rage. Republicans pound us w/ Russian propaganda on FoxNews TV, radio, & even in Congress. We have to take back our info space.
It's getting so ugly. Trump's all but hurled the n-word. Emboldened Nazis killing people is already the new normal. And Repubs show no signs of reining in or even acknowledging the racism. We can't wait for 2020. #ImpeachmentHearingsNOW—to systematically counter this nightmare.
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.@JerryNadler, Chair of the Judiciary Committee, teed off today's #MuellerHearings by establishing that Trump & Barr are lying about #Mueller's findings.

Mueller, when asked if his RPT found no obstruction and exonerates Trump: "It is not what the report said." #FollowTheFacts
As Democrats focused on obstruction of justice by Trump, GOP Rep. Buck tried to help Trump.

But ended up shining a brighter light instead on the tell-tale approach Mueller decided on for when he 1) found or 2) did not find sufficient evidence of a crime by Trump. #FollowTheFacts
House Intelligence Committee Chair @AdamSchiff put it all into perspective as he discussed the "methodical" and "devastating" #MuellerReport

Echoing Mueller's words, Schiff explained that nothing short of our American democracy was attacked and remains at stake. #FollowTheFacts
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#WATCH: Mueller warns...Russia continues to attack our elections "AS WE SIT HERE."

Q: "Did you think that this was a single attempt...or did you find evidence to suggest [Russia will] try to do this again?"

MUELLER: "It wasn't a single attempt. They're doing it as we sit here."
#FLAG: Mueller fears that accepting #ElectionInterference is the "new normal."

Q: "Have we established...[that any candidate] aware of a hostile foreign power trying to influence an election has no duty to report?"

MUELLER: "I hope this is not the new normal, but I fear it is."
#REDFLAG: The NRCC, the committee to elect Republicans in the House, REFUSED to pledge not to accept/use hacked materials in 2020.

It wasn't a part of ANY coverage today, despite Mueller's warnings about #ElectionInterference and fear of the "new normal."…
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Vendors have misled the public, media, & others by re-defining “paper ballot” to include not only unhackable HAND marked paper ballots, but also hackable MACHINE-marked summary cards w/ barcodes.
Pls join tonight’s #ElectionSecurity HAPPY HOUR 🍺for a lively discussion! #NN19 ⤵️
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Vendors have misled the public, media, & others by re-defining “paper ballot” to include not only unhackable HAND marked paper ballots, but also hackable MACHINE-marked summary cards w/ barcodes.
Pls join tonight’s #ElectionSecurity HAPPY HOUR 🍺for a lively discussion! #NN19 ⤵️
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Vendors have misled the public, media, & others by re-defining “paper ballot” to include not only unhackable HAND marked paper ballots, but also hackable MACHINE-marked summary cards w/ barcodes.
Pls join tonight’s #ElectionSecurity HAPPY HOUR 🚝for a lively discussion! #NN19 ⤵️
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🔥 New Yorkers! This state bill could set an important hand-counted-election example for the entire country. Pls make the call TODAY and reply ✅ when you do to encourage others and to help us monitor the level of interest & engagement on this issue. Thanks!
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1. Washington County #FL - reported by @washingtonpost to have had its #VoterRegistrationDatabase hacked in #Election2016 - had all of its major systems provided by #VRsystems.… @LetNYvote
2. According to maps from VR Systems website provided to me by excellent #ElectionSecurity researcher & co-founder of the Florida Fair Elections Coalition #SusanPynchon. Washington County used VR Systems for voter registration databases, website services & election mngmt systems.
3. #NY state is about to approve vendors for epoll books (electronic voter registration databases that are connected to the internet.) Because of the rush to get ready for #EarlyVoting in #NY the epoll books are scheduled to be approved today without even a public comment period
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New York is poised to certify touchscreen ballot marking devices that put voters’ selections into an unverifiable barcode & can’t be reliably audited. The vendor is ES&S, which has donated $30K to the GOP since 2013. Decision June 6! #BanBarcodeVoting 1/…
2/ Article about the dangers of barcode voting.…
3/ The ExpressVote XL, which New York is about to certify, is not only a barcode voting system, but also a “hybrid” voting system. Hybrids can change your paper ballot after you cast it & can’t be reliably audited!…
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EAC having a meeting on the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines now. 5 - 8pm EST.…

They are in public comment period now until the end of May.
There is no video right now. Only audio.
Here's the video…
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ICYMI: As part of our efforts to help states prepare for the 2020 elections, NCSC officials last week provided an election security briefing to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Standards Board meeting in Memphis, TN. @EACgov #electionsecurity
NCSC officials noted that foreign actors are likely to view the 2020 US elections as an opportunity to advance their interests and are expected to refine their capabilities and add new tactics as they learn from efforts in previous elections. #electionsecurity
Last week’s briefing follows a Feb. 4, 2019 classified election security workshop at NCSC where ODNI, DHS and FBI officials shared information with state election officials from across the country. For more information, see:…
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Philly Deputy Commissioner Custodio says that “all...[voting] systems under committee review met the recommendations by the...Blue Ribbon Commission.” That is false. The BRC recommended against barcode systems like the ES&S ExpressVote XL. cc: @DeeleyforPhilly @ChrisDeluzio 1/
Here is the article in the Philadelphia Weekly reporting Custodio’s statement (which as shown below is a false statement). @AndreaJCantor… 2/
3/ Here is the Blue Ribbon Commission report which states twice on page 64 (endnotes 49 and 53) that “the commission does not recommend systems with barcodes or QR codes, as they are not human readable.”…
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#cyber & digital dangers - “The threats are real on both side of the Atlantic and we need to step up our game” per #Netherlands Deputy PM @KajsaOllongren at @CarnegieEndow

"We need to reach out...we need all of us to tackle this issue"
“If #Europe and #America is divided, the outcome is generally tragic” warns #Netherlands Deputy PM @KajsaOllongren
#Netherlands running an anti #fakenews campaign but Deputy PM @KajsaOllongren says "Too soon to tell” if it's working

“We’re teaching our kids that in schools” she says “Older people are especially vulnerable…They’re not used to it so they’re an easy trap for this”
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